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Passover Lamb by The Liberated Wailing Wall

Passover Lamb by The Liberated Wailing Wall is a great song from their second album is a great song about Passover and the Messiah.

You can listen to it on YouTube. You can buy this song or the whole album “I am Not Ashamed” at Jews for Jesus.

Lyrics

Passover Lamb
Words by Sam Nadler & Stuart Dauermann, music by Stuart Dauermann

Pharaoh had us all enslaved, lab’ring in his land.
The Lord God heard our cry and freed us by His hand.
And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb
We’re free; we are all set free.
Passover’s Lamb’s blood upon the door,
Forming a cross to seal us from death’s jaw.
And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb,
We’re free; we are all set free.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
God of Abram,
Thank you for the Lamb.

God gave us Israel, but we turned away.
God gave the Law to us, but we disobeyed.
God gave His only Son to come and set us free.
We’re free, we are all set free.
Yes, we all did turn away and we all were lost.
So we took a perfect Lamb and nailed Him to a cross.
And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb
We’re free, we are all set free.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
God of Isaac,
Thank you for the Lamb.

Three days He lay; then Jesus did rise.
So all who will believe never have to die.
And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb
We’re free, we are all set free.
Passover Lamb’s blood upon the door,
Forming a cross to seal us from death’s jaw.
And by the blood, of the pure and spotless Lamb,
We’re free; we are all set free.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
God of Jacob,
Thank you for the Lamb.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
God of Israel,
Thank you for the Lamb.

Analysis

This is a great song from Jews for Jesus from the early 70s. It is off their second album, “I am Not Ashamed.” We do not have this one in our Friendship With God Hymnal. Next, some analysis.

This song has three verses and one course that is repeated in varying ways. The first verse is about the Exodus and the Passover lamb. The second verse is about Christ our Passover lamb dying for us. The last verse is about his resurrection (First Fruits/Easter). These verses have a pattern of seven, six, six, four, seven, six, six, four feet to them. This complexity reminds me of Joni Mitchell’s early folk music. The course is repeated once after each of the first two verses and twice after the last. The God of Abram, Isaac, Jacob, and Israel is praise. Note how alleluia is used instead of hallelujah. This is because the open vowels in alleluia work better here.

This is another great song by Stuart Dauermann co-authored with Sam Nadler.

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Watch our November 14, 2021 Worship service, sermon by Sam Burton on Rumble, too

Watch our November 14, 2021 Worship service, including singing, announcements, a musical special, and a sermon by retired missionary Dr. Sam Burton on Rumble, too.

Sam taught on “Scenes From The Life of Peter.” He drew these from the Gospels and the Book of Acts. At the end we sang a song his wife Betsy wrote while they were missionaries  “The Path of Life (Psalm 16:11).

Watch our November 14, 2021 Worship service, sermon by Sam Burton

Watch our November 14, 2021 Worship service, including singing, announcements, a musical special, and a sermon by retired missionary Dr. Sam Burton.

Sam taught on “Scenes From The Life of Peter.” He drew these from the Gospels and the Book of Acts. At the end we sang a song his wife Betsy wrote while they were missionaries  “The Path of Life (Psalm 16:11).